October is all about sipping a hot beverage in pure bliss with some latte art — or going to an art exhibition and enjoyed even more forms of art.
We’ve got the tricks to get you inspired this season and trust us, it’s sweeter than the pastries you’ve been obsessing over.
There are plenty of art and cultural happenings for us to explore this month, serving our souls a cocktail of inspiration. Bangkok is a vivaciously bright city that pumps life into each of its vibrant streets, so you simply can’t miss out on all the new seeds blooming this month. From artistic paper mache representing the forest ecosystem, to photographic work curated by google technology, here we’ve put together a list of 10 must-see exhibitions you need to visit in Bangkok this October 2020. Let’s see how many of these exhibitions in Bangkok you can visit before the month’s end, because if it’s on our artsy radar, it should definitely be on yours, too.
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Want to do some mental time traveling? Memories could be fragile and ephemeral, and sometimes one does not know if they even exist. Dhanut Tungsuwan’s MEMORY MACHINE exhibition is a snippet of how the artist transfigures his elusive memories into the physical presence of canvas, brush strokes, and crisp colours inspired by beautiful ambivalence. It’s more about prospective than retrospective, and thus this exhibition is a recollection of memories against the backdrop of the present time.
Sounds could have a huge impact on how we visualise things in life, and keeping this in mind, Apichai Trakul Phadetkrai a.k.a. Lek from the band Greasy Cafe, has brought his first audio-visual exhibition to the floor.We are excited to see the singer taking an exhibition via a musical route for the first time. If you’re a fan already, you can now embrace his songs through this photography, too.
Step into the past era with “Restrospective Utopia,” when the world was more in sync with nature. The exhibition at Tang Contemporary Art could evoke the nostalgia of the past world, with the different techniques and various perspectives that have been reconstructed to express the relationship between humans and their natural existence. The show features works of many acclaimed Southeast Asian artists, including Yunizar, Marina Cruz, Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Kristoffer Ardena, and Gongkan. Come by to appreciate the beauty of life, and you might ignite that connection with nature again.
While this exhibition displays artwork in a variety of media and genres, their theme of “Small is Beautiful,” ensures that all the works — from paintings to sculptures — are presented in the size of no larger than 1m x 1m x 1m. This collective exhibition features nine artists from six different countries including Argentina, Israel, Japan, France, South Africa, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Some of the highlights include the photographic work using Google technology by Argentinean artist Federico Winer and work on the Buddhism theme by Pannaphan Yodmanee. Come by and appreciate the art of minimalism.
Experience a journey of life via the reflection of pain and healing through the eyes of tua pen not’s unique technique of artwork that blends in construction repair materials and paints in abstract expressionism all together. The “Radical Faeries” Solo art exhibition by ANMON, introduces a queer gaze to Thai and classic western pieces of literature, to promote the idea that everyone has the right and freedom to love.
If you’re a fan of paper mache, then you wouldn’t want to miss out on the Papercraft artist Napaschol Tangnukulkit’s very first solo exhibition. Tangnukulkit has brought more than 40 pieces of papercraft under the theme of the forest ecosystem, hence the name “Lost in the Greenland.” The papercrafts in the exhibition represent our enormous system of forests and it’s been divided into three structures – the Tropical Forest, Temperate Forest, and Taiga. Witness the beauty of nature via the shapes of real flowers with techniques of mixing paste and pulped paper for some paper mache.
Exploring the connection between humans and nature, The Rice – Field Crabs Series by Wanlop Hansunthai is an exhibition that brings forward the perspectives of many of us that have become habitual to our daily lives. Through the creative aspect of art, the artist tries to communicate with our wider society about learning the simplicities of life and appreciating them. It highlights how we shouldn’t ignore those little things in our society, such as the living organisms in our community, and opens our eyes to the true normality of life.
Expect to step into the world of love here where you can cherish all the ways we fall in love. As an individual, we make choices, and only we know what the best option for us is at that point — no one else could tell you whether it’s right or wrong. So, do you have a love story to share? Stroll by and ponder.
Exploring the relationship between light, mindsets, knowledge, and empowerment, “Finding Light” is a gateway for all of us to break free from the self-limiting beliefs that sometimes take a toll on us. The collection includes individual works and group work form a centre where young girls have been trafficked and it highlights the struggles they’ve faced in a plethora of means and intensities. Virinya’s collections here creates a world of stillness, isolation, and a completely silent one.
Verapong Sritrakulkitjakarn is back with another exhibition and it’s all about oil paintings and woodcut prints reflecting the diversity of different individuals. The Doppelgänger exhibition displays a patchwork of stories that could sometimes feel irrelevant but at the same time are connected and relevant. He aims for the artwork to evoke memories or situations in mind instead of acting as a symbol. Is this the best way to convey the truth? To find out, you know where to head.